Not just when you’re at the podium to dampen a tickle. Keep sipping as a habit. I hear many ‘raspy’ voices, which could so easily be smoothed simply by drinking more water on a regular basis. You often find that other issues get addressed along the way such as dry skin or tickly coughs. If you’re an asthma sufferer and use a ‘puffer’, swill away the little particles from your throat right after.